BREAKING NEWS: New findings from Cassini indicate that Enceladus hosts a huge subsurface sea of liquid water beneath its south pole. Enceladus is a small icy moon just 300 miles across orbiting around Saturn, where scientists had previously discovered incredible jets of water spurting off its south pole. The image above is one of the most stunning to come from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, orbiting within the Saturnian system for the past 10 years.
Only a handful of worlds (including our own) are known to have liquid water in any abundance, so the news is very exciting and provides a possible answer to what was fueling those impressive jets of water.
(Source: Discover Magazine; Image credit: NASA)